Things you may not know about International Workers' Day

Labour Day has its origins in a movement mobilised by the labour union at the time of rising industrialization
Labour Day has its origins in a movement mobilised by the labour union at the time of rising industrialization

02 May, 2018

On the theme of this year Workers' Day celebration, "Labour Movement in National Development: Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win", the governr said it was not only apt but also timely.

Labour day first celebrated on 1 May 1886, at this day labour in America decided that they will not work more than 8 hours in a day.

Labour Day originates in the late 19 century when trade unions and labour movements began growing in the US.

The governor added that the labour movement should not only enquire after what workers could get from the government but also what workers could further contribute to support the government in making a difference in the lives of the people.

Thus, the first day of May came to be globally recognised as "Labour Day" or "International Worker's Day". May Day is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. In 1992, the location was designated as a landmark for Chicago.

Universally-accepted labour laws and guidelines aimed at governing service sectors across the globe play an essential role in ensuring that the rights of workers and labourers are not marred by profit-oriented company policies.

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Why is Labour Day associated with May Day?

Prime Minister Hun Sun spent May Day with some 5,000 garment workers just outside Phnom Penh.

Celebrate and enjoy Labour Day, Spend it in the company of our heroes Who build our nation with their sweats.

The first May Day celebration in India was organised in Madras (now Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on 1 May, 1923.This was also the first time the red flag was used in India. With such large workforce, labour welfare is a very important issue in India and requires adequate attention. In case of non-listed works, wages should be paid on the basis of bi-party agreement.For domestic loading and unloading works and those related to farming, people can hire workers of their choice. Since 2014, the overall allocation for the Labour and Employment Ministry has seen an upward trend.

Thousands of labor union members rallied in downtown Seoul for a higher minimum wage.

How do you plan to show gratitude to your workforce?

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